Sexual Perversity in Chicago ; And, The Duck Variations: Two Plays
David Mamet is one of America’s most celebrated playwrights. The author of plays, screenplays, poetry, essays, and children’s books, he has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross.
The Obie award-winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago is about two office workers, Danny and Bernie, on the make in the swinging singles scene of the early 1970s. Danny meets Deborah in a library and soon they are not only lovers but roommates, and their story quickly evolves into a modern romance in all its sticky details.
The Duck Variations is a dialogue between two old men sitting on a park bench. The conversation turns to the mating habits of ducks, but soon begins to reveal their feelings about natural law, friendship, and death. New York magazine has called The Duck Variations "a gorgeously written, wonderfully observant piece whose timing and atmosphere are close to flawless.”
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Devil_llama - LibraryThing
These plays do not meet the definition of well-made plays. They are realistic in tone without realism in setting. They are chronological without being linear. They fail to have a recognizable arc or a ... Read full review
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I love David Mamet's writing, he is the playwright equivalent of Aaron Sorkin for me. His dialogue is stylized, snappy and original. Of these two plays, I think Sexual Perversity in Chicago is ... Read full review
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Sexual Perversity in Chicago, And, The Duck Variations: Two Comedies
Limited preview - 1977